Comcast wraps Xfinity Home launch in West Virginia
Comcast announced this morning that it had finished launching its Xfinity Home service across its West Virginia footprint.
First available in July to West Virginia customers in the Bluefield, Huntington and Martinsburg areas, including in Berkeley, Cabell, Jefferson, Mercer, Morgan, Putnam and Wayne Counties, Xfinity Home is now also available in the Weirton, Wheeling, Morgantown and Fairmont areas, including Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Monongalia, Marion, Taylor, Preston and Mineral Counties. Xfinity Home was launched in Eastern Ohio in August.
"Xfinity Home brings digital home monitoring to a new level," said Mitch Bowling, senior vice president and general manager of New Businesses for Comcast Cable. "It comes with a range of broadband-based technologies that empower customers to stay better connected to their home virtually anytime, anywhere."
Xfinity Home is Comcast’s set of home security, monitoring and control services. It includes traditional home security features, such as police and fire alarm protection, as well as the ability to remotely adjust digital thermostats, turn lights on or off, and watch secure live streaming video from wireless cameras while away from home.
The service also comes with the Xfinity Home app, which is available for free on Apple's iTunes App Store and Google Play for Android. Comcast is selling the Xfinity Home Preferred Package for as low as $39.95 per month, and customers can add ala carte options, such as more cameras, for additional fees.
Comcast expects to have Xfinity Home available across all of its footprint by the end of this year, after first launching the service two years ago in Houston .
Home automation and security services will also be featured at next week’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo conference in Orlando, Fla. including a Digital Home Symposium on Tuesday.